In recent months, Congressional leaders have held pre-election hearings on a number of aviation issues. So far, these gatherings have made a lot of headlines but produced little in the way of tangible results.
Aviation International News » November 2008
Steve Jones began putting together the basics of what would become the D&K Aviation maintenance shop during the late 1980s while he was the maintenance manager for Eastern Air Lines at La Guardia airport.
GE Aviation has signed a memorandum of understanding with Iberia Maintenance designating the company as the preferred regional fulfillment center for CFM56-5A MRO in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Bombardier Aerospace announced its Smart Parts program will be available for the new all-composite Learjet 85 upon its entry into service. Enrollment in the business aircraft Smart Parts programs now exceeds 900 aircraft and is expected to surpass 1,000 by year-end. Smart Services plans currently cover 15 Bombardier aircraft models within the Learjet, Challenger and Global lines.
Jet Aviation announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Vnukovo Invest, co-owner of Vnukovo International Airport, to form a joint venture late this year. The joint venture will significantly expand Jet Aviation Vnukovo’s operation next year, when the company moves into a new 32,827-sq-ft maintenance hangar.
Pratt & Whitney Canada has established a new parts distribution center in Sydney. It is the third such center the company has opened in the past two years as part of its aftermarket strategy to extend its global footprint.
The FAA has approved Century CRM’s NBAA professional development program (PDP) course, “Resource Management for Aviation Leaders,” as an inspection authorization (IA) refresher-training course for maintenance professionals. The agency has officially designated it “Human Factors, Safety Management Systems and Technical Training for Maintenance Professionals.”
Avmats Spirit, based at Spirit of St. Louis Airport (SUS), has been awarded line service center status by Honeywell Aerospace for the CFE738. For more than 10 years Avmats has been an authorized line service center for the TFE731 and GTCP36-series APUs. Avmats sought this authorization to complement its Falcon program and better serve its Falcon 2000 customers.
The CAD maintenance repair station approval allows Jet Aviation Hong Kong to provide locally registered aircraft scheduled and unscheduled line maintenance, airframe and engine repairs, avionics modifications, inspections and defect rectifications as well as AOG support.
Atlantic Turbines International (Atlantic), a Vector Aerospace company, launched its new company brand, Vector Aerospace Engine Services Atlantic, in an announcement on the opening day of NBAA 2008 last month.